I’ve talked about other people who get it wrong in thinking this weekend is a time to thank or honor living veterans. People who say “Happy” Memorial Day are in the same category. There have been politicians and elected officials on Facebook already this weekend telling people to thank a veteran as well. I already pointed out why the distinction between the solemn observances for Memorial Day compared to the other military-related holidays. Additionally, I pointed out someone who politicized Memorial Day already.
Fortunately, there are some elected officials who get it. John Cornyn is one of them based on the following post he made Friday:
If the embed below from Google+ doesn’t work for you, I’ve included the text below it:
On this Memorial Day and every day of the year, may we honor the hopefulness of the heroes we have lost by practicing their selflessness, their determination, and their commitment to excellence. May we support their families who have served on the home front, and may we live each day with gratitude for our freedoms and for the men and women who gave everything to make those freedoms possible.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.